Publications

Card image “Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons” by Peter Trachtenberg ’74

“Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons” by Peter Trachtenberg ’74

Nonfiction - Memoir / Da Capo, 2012

Trachtenberg searches for his missing cat and discourses on the mysteries of love, both feline and human.

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Card image “Why Photographers Commit Suicide” by Mary Ladd MFA ’97

“Why Photographers Commit Suicide” by Mary Ladd MFA ’97

Poetry /Trementina Books,  2012

In her collection of narrative and lyric poetry, Ladd re-examines the idea of Manifest Destiny and explores the human longing for space, new territories, and home.

Card image “Cutting Time with a Knife” by Michael Leong MFA ’03

“Cutting Time with a Knife” by Michael Leong MFA ’03

Poetry / Black Square Editions, 2012

Leong mixes science and art in his new collection of poems, organized around the periodic table of elements.

Card image “The Sunshine When When She’s Gone”  by Thea Goodman ’91

“The Sunshine When When She’s Gone” by Thea Goodman ’91

Fiction / Henry Holt and Co., 2013

When Veronica Reed wakes up to find her husband and baby gone, she thinks they just went out to breakfast. Little does she know that her husband has fled to the Caribbean for some R&R. Told through alternating points of view, the book explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple.

Card image “Ink” by Sabrina Vourvoulias ’83

“Ink” by Sabrina Vourvoulias ’83

Fiction/Cross Genres 2002

In a fictional future, the US institutes a population control system for immigrants, temporary workers, and permanent residents. The characters struggle to reconcile politics, power, race, class, and religion and come to terms with the values of community and home.

Card image “The Trusting Heart” by Michael Aanavi ’88

“The Trusting Heart” by Michael Aanavi ’88

Nonfiction/Chiron, 2012

Expounding on Carl Jun’s idea of pistis, the “trusting heart,” Aanavi takes his readers on a journey, through his own experience his drug addition and how he was able to triumph over it by recovering his ability to trust himself.

Card image “River of Dust” by Virginia Pye MFA ’87

“River of Dust” by Virginia Pye MFA ’87

Fiction-Historical/ Unbridled Books, 2013

A missionary couple in northwestern China lose their son when Mongol bandits invade their town and must such the Chinese countryside for their missing child. 

Card image “Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On” by Christine Benvenuto ’82

“Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On” by Christine Benvenuto ’82

Nonfiction-Memoir/ St. Martin’s 2012 

Christine Benvenuto had been married for more than 20 years—with three young children—when her husband turned to her one night in bed and said, “I’m thinking constantly about my gender.” Here she chronicles the mysteries in every marriage, the secrets we choose to keep, and the freedom that the truth can bring.

Card image “Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages” by Jessie Ramey MA ’02

“Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages” by Jessie Ramey MA ’02

Nonfiction/ University of Illinois, 2012

This book investigates the link between class/gender/race inequalities in the late 1800s, the rise of orphanages, and how families used these institutions as a form of child care in trying times.

Card image “The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean” by Maria Finn MFA ’95

“The Whole Fish: How Adventurous Eating of Seafood Can Make You Healthier, Sexier, and Help Save the Ocean” by Maria Finn MFA ’95

Nonfiction/TED Conferences, 2012

Finn explains the benefits of eating fish from “gill to adipose fin.”

Card image “The Beautiful Anthology” by Elizabeth Collins ’93

“The Beautiful Anthology” by Elizabeth Collins ’93

Nonfiction and Poetry / TNB Books, 2012

Beauty means different things to different people. In this collection of poems, essays, and artworks, today’s emerging artists write about what is beautiful to them, offering a whole new perspective on the meaning of beauty.

Card image “Don’t Knock Unless You’re Bleeding: Growing Up in Cold War Washington” by Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop ‘70

“Don’t Knock Unless You’re Bleeding: Growing Up in Cold War Washington” by Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop ‘70

Nonfiction/ Eisforbook, 2012

As the daughter and niece of the Alsop brothers, legendary columnists and power brokers, the author chronicles dinner parties with presidents and cocktails with stockbrokers, offering a rare glimpse into the politics of Cold War Washington.

Card image “Rebels by Accident” by Patricia Dunn MFA ’98

“Rebels by Accident” by Patricia Dunn MFA ’98

Fiction/ Alikai, 2012

When 16-year-old Mariam is sent to Cairo to visit her grandma, she is sure her life is over. But when a girl calls the people of Egypt to protest, Mariam finds herself in the middle of a revolution, running from tear gas and guns … and falling in love.